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Nursing - Wound Management & Tissue Viability

The Postgraduate Certificate in Wound Management and Tissue Viability is an exciting and highly clinically relevant programme delivered by some of the best wound management professionals in Ireland.

This unique fully accredited six-month part-time programme offers you the opportunity to explore and analyse existing theories and concepts that are fundamental in wound management and tissue viability.

The programme will provide you with guidance on the management of acute and chronic wounds in all healthcare settings and is based on good practice, current evidence and supporting guidance.

Learning outcomes 

This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to critically:

•Evaluate the application of clinical judgement to professional practice by utilising evidence-based practice within wound management and tissue viability.

•Compare and contrast management and leadership approaches to the effective management and leadership in the provision of within wound management and tissue viability services.

•Evaluate evidence based methods of assessment and management of wounds of varying aetiologies with reference to person-centred care.

•Discuss key considerations in the development of services for individuals with wounds of varying aetiologies within the context of a team approach to care.

•Demonstrate competency in the delivery and evaluation of patient care within the field of wound management and tissue viability.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the programme you must:

•Be active on the Opens in new windowNMBI register.

•Hold a Level 8 degree* or international equivalent, demonstrated through a defined recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.

Please note:
*If you do not hold a level 8 qualification, you may still be eligible to join the programme through our pathway programme, please contact us for further information on this route.


The programme is run over one academic semester, beginning in January. You are required to attend the College three days per module. All other lectures are online days which you can access from home.

Subjects taught


A blended learning approach is utilised in this programme, to promote lifelong learning and professional development for all nursing staff.

The programme modules are:

Module name Credits Assessment method

Advanced Concepts in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair 10 Assignment and small group oral presentation
Critical Issues in the Assessment and Management of Individuals with Leg Ulceration and Lymphoedema 10 Examination and small group oral presentation
Critical Issues in the Assessment and Management of Individuals with Pressure Ulcers and Diabetic Foot Ulcers 10 Assignment

Course fee

Total fees: €3,295

Please note

•Your fees include the €45 NUI fee.

•There is a non-refundable online application fee of €50.

•Fees can be paid by bank transfer, cheque (made payable to 'RCSI') or bank giro. Full details on fee payment will be emailed to you shortly before the commencement of your programme.

•You can pay your fees in two equal instalments – one payment of 50% is due before you commence the programme, while the remaining payment is due at the midway point of the programme.

•If you meet the criteria for a Non-EU student please contact us for more information on fee payments.

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